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Poster: Jerald Franklin Archer Date: Dec 1, 2008 2:45pm
Forum: audio Subject: Need tech help with audio file replacement

I have not been able to find a solution on any forum post that explains my situation. The problem may lie in my ancient machine---I am having a very difficult time in replacing audio files through the item manager. Sometimes it works and other times it does not. When the latter occurs, I keep getting these responses:

"The item you are trying to edit does not have metadata or the metadata is not parseable. It will need to be rebuilt or fixed first."

or;

I do get to the window where I would normally place the files into, after login and get:

"Explorer states that page is not available."

The items are short fiddle tunes and the entire collection to date can be found starting at:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=jerald%20franklin%20archer

Any help would be appreciated.


Thank You,

Jerald Franklin Archer

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Poster: kustota Date: Dec 1, 2008 6:35pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Need tech help with audio file replacement

most times you won't be able go to item manager because your item is 'checked out'. you may try to check it back in and then go to item manager. to check in, use
http://archive.org/checkin/[YOUR ITEM IDENTIFIER]

i can't say about the second case. if you give a link to the item that gives you that error, it would be easier.

This post was modified by kustota on 2008-12-02 02:35:57

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Poster: Rafi_ifdawn Date: Dec 28, 2008 7:17pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Need tech help with audio file replacement

I've been dealing with this problem for years. I tried the 'checkin' url and it does the same thing it often does, where it just keeps repeating the message "not ready yet wait 10 seconds" for HOURS without result. It seems like that when the metadata file gets corrupted, you're lost, and there's nothing you can do but start over.

I love archive.org, and that they offer such a great service, and that when I use their interface I feel like it's 1993 again! I have broadband, but I get to relive what it's like to have a 14.4 modem again! This great resource is really worth all of the hours of waiting, waiting waiting, and frustration with not being able to do simple things like overwrite files, and the hours of time expended trying to figure how to produce a decent product are well spent.

Anyway, I'm curious if there is a way to upload multiple files and maintain them with corrections and updates, in a way that doesn't make me want to check into a mental institution?

How can I "fix or rebuild" metadata files as it so quaintly says I must do?

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Poster: Jerald Franklin Archer Date: Dec 1, 2008 9:57pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Need tech help with audio file replacement

thanks for the help. Here is the other link that gives me the "page cannot be found" error.

ftp://ia311212.us.archive.org/St.AnnsReel

This happens quite a lot with other files as well.

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Poster: kustota Date: Dec 2, 2008 12:58am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Need tech help with audio file replacement

this link has an important part missing - your login e-mail after "ftp://"; (you should replace "@" symbol with "AT" and put "@" after your e-mail).

This post was modified by kustota on 2008-12-02 08:58:10

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Poster: Jerald Franklin Archer Date: Dec 2, 2008 3:53am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Need tech help with audio file replacement

Thanks for the help again. It seems that everything that you are saying should happen, and it gives me the correct infomation when I attempt to replace the files, but comes up as "page cannot be found. Te problem might be due to my ancient machine (or my techno ignorance) I shall keep at it. At any rate, I have opted to replace the files and information since I have re-mixed the original files for clarity and improved sound quality. This is not a difficult task, as they are small files and I have learned more about my audio recording program so I will make better recordings. I have also learned that I should make absolutly sure as to the final quality of the file that I am going to archive. There will be double files for any recordings prior to December 1st, 2008, but the new improved files are clearly marked in the description as to which are the re-mixes and a notice has been issued to the effect. Now it would seem that I should like to delete the inferior files somehow, as I have also placed duplicates by my error. Do you know how I could go about this procedure?
Thanks for any help.

Jerald Franklin Archer

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Poster: kustota Date: Dec 2, 2008 5:14am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Need tech help with audio file replacement

typically you post a delete request here in the forums, with the list of items you want to get rid of. if you want to keep only one last item with all your recordings together, i guess you can skip the whole list and just ask for deletion of everything except that item.

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Poster: Jerald Franklin Archer Date: Dec 2, 2008 9:40am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Need tech help with audio file replacement

Thanks for the useful infomation. I will delete by old and duplicate listings in a forum delete post. Thank you for your help with my problem.

Jerald Franklin Archer

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